Volocopter VoloDrone

Quick Summary

Sharing strong synergies with the existing Volocopter platform, the VoloDrone presents an unmanned, fully electric utility drone, capable of carrying heavy payloads. The VoloDrone has been designed and engineered to serve challenging missions across diverse industries, adding the third dimension to sustainable transport.

Volocopter, based in Bruchsal, Germany.

Stage of Development

Preliminary Design

Prototype Build

Flight Testing


Commercially Operating
Technical Details

Our Take on VoloDrone

The first flight of the VoloDrone demonstrator in October 2019 marks the beginning of intensive customer interaction in real-life applications, which provides the basis for the serial product. Many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are seeing new opportunities to apply aerial mobility technology to the logistics industry, and as it leads to increased competition in the sector, could benefit and expedite the implementation of the technology for human transportation. With VoloDrone's adaptable payload system, the company aims to reach a wide swath of market opportunities ranging from agriculture, logistics, and infrastructure to public services, all while offering time and cost advantages compared to existing solutions.


Aircraft Type: wingless eVTOL

Powerplant: All-electric (Li-ion battery packs)

Range: 40 km / 25 miles

Top Speed: 110km/h / 68mph

Propeller Configuration: 18 lift/thrust rotors

Passenger/Payload Capacity: 200 kg / 440 lbs

Autonomy Level: Remotely-piloted or programmed for preset routes

Dimensions: 30 ft diameter x 7.5 ft tall

Additional Information


Type: Unmanned multicopter

Aspired Certification: EASA CS UAS


Take-off mass (MTOM): 800 kg

Equipment: Box, sling, sprayer, spreader, customised gear

Cruise speed (Vc): 80 km/h


Materials used: Composite, aluminium, 3D printed nylon


Battery system: Exchangeable rechargeable battery packs

Battery swapping time: < 5 min

Engine type: Brushless DC electric motor (BLDC)

Number of motors: 18

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